Richard Branson´s company will fly tourists aboard the air-launched, nine-seat SpaceShipTwo, being developed by Burt Rutan´s Scaled Composites [SpaceShipOne is shown at left]. It will use a hybrid solid/liquid-fueled rocket engine.
The Experience:Suborbital flight. Passengers will leave their seats during up to five minutes of weightlessness
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.